Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1961 Vista

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Download: Security Essentials 1.0.1961 Vista | 6.97 MB (Freeware)
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well i updated, but it seems odd that the update wasn't released yet through the "upgrade" link within the program itself...kind of makes me be wary of how reliable the virus file updates are released...i usually check a few times a day manually to update since it doesn't seem the program does it on it's own. This program has caught viruses that other programs didn't, so that's a plus.

djnv2010 said,
well i updated, but it seems odd that the update wasn't released yet through the "upgrade" link within the program itself...kind of makes me be wary of how reliable the virus file updates are released...i usually check a few times a day manually to update since it doesn't seem the program does it on it's own. This program has caught viruses that other programs didn't, so that's a plus.

just setup a scheduled scan daily, at say 4AM (along with start scan when PC is not in use, if you like) and tick check for updates below your new schedule, will check for updates once a day then

confused here...why does it say Vista specifically? i'm running Win 7 64 bit with 64 bit MSE 1.0.1959.0...am i missing something? should i be looking for "Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1961 Windows 7"? Please 'splain Lucy!!

djnv2010 said,
confused here...why does it say Vista specifically? i'm running Win 7 64 bit with 64 bit MSE 1.0.1959.0...am i missing something? should i be looking for "Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1961 Windows 7"? Please 'splain Lucy!!

Just download the Vista version. Last I checked they made it so MSE for Vista was also MSE for 7.

djnv2010 said,
confused here...why does it say Vista specifically? i'm running Win 7 64 bit with 64 bit MSE 1.0.1959.0...am i missing something? should i be looking for "Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1961 Windows 7"? Please 'splain Lucy!!

Yes, just go to the site and download for your version of Windows.

Okay i just downloaded the new version and run it, then it came up as Upgrade instead if install, and upgraded it fine.

just not sure why the program dosen't upgrade by itself ?

So how do you update it?
I clicked the update button, bit it only seems to update the defenition, but not the program version ?

do i have to download it and install it over the top ?

Darkmiss said,
So how do you update it?
I clicked the update button, bit it only seems to update the defenition, but not the program version ?

do i have to download it and install it over the top ?

Don't have Windows at hand, right this second but I believe if you open MSE, at the top right there should be a HELP which a down arrow beside it. Click the down arrow and click upgrade.

Darkmiss said,
So how do you update it?
I clicked the update button, bit it only seems to update the defenition, but not the program version ?

do i have to download it and install it over the top ?

In theory, you should be able to click that little arrow next to help, then select “Upgrade Microsoft Security Essentials”. However, this doesn't work; it seems to think my current version, 1.0.1611.0, is up to date.

FunkTrooper said,

In theory, you should be able to click that little arrow next to help, then select “Upgrade Microsoft Security Essentials”. However, this doesn't work; it seems to think my current version, 1.0.1611.0, is up to date.

Did that and it told me i was already up to date too, mine is also 1.0.1611.0

Edited by Darkmiss, Mar 3 2010, 1:46am :

Darkmiss said,
So how do you update it?
I clicked the update button, bit it only seems to update the defenition, but not the program version ?

do i have to download it and install it over the top ?

It should be updating via Windows/Microsoft Update. You have to have Microsoft Update enabled to update automatically.

I know common sense isn't so common but just a little bit of it will make your online experience just that much safer. Should you fail at that, I'm positive any reputable, free cleaner such as MSE will do. Should the newest, most badass threat bypass one that does not have a 100.00% detection rate, well you must be surfing on some pretty nasty stuff. Furthermore, if you have a solution that guarantees a 100% detection rate, don't tell me, you're probably with some FBI/NSA/insert conspiracy shady organization here

Solixis said,
I know common sense isn't so common but just a little bit of it will make your online experience just that much safer. Should you fail at that, I'm positive any reputable, free cleaner such as MSE will do. Should the newest, most badass threat bypass one that does not have a 100.00% detection rate, well you must be surfing on some pretty nasty stuff. Furthermore, if you have a solution that guarantees a 100% detection rate, don't tell me, you're probably with some FBI/NSA/insert conspiracy shady organization here

I gag at the amount of crapware people install on their PCs, it makes me so sick. TurboMemoryOPtimizer/Advanced Registry Scanner/Viewpoint media player